"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading" -- Thomas Jefferson

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Countryfile presenter Joe Crowley visited a laboratory in Aberystwyth, Wales, to learn about an ongoing edible insect project on Sunday's show. However, viewers did not seem keen on the idea of eating creepy crawlies, with many blasting the BBC for "pushing the edible insect idea" on the beloved programme.

Taibbi: People Can Win MikeRivero Sun, 03/26/2023 - 07:51

Earlier today Susan Schmidt and I published an article about a series of changes at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a creepy sub-division of the Department of Homleand Security.

NPR Lays Off 100 Employees, Cancels Shows as Advertiser Revenue Declines MikeRivero Sat, 03/25/2023 - 10:11

In a move to preserve its very existence, National Public Radio cut four of its major podcasts and 10% of its workforce on Thursday, a major reduction not seen since 2008.  

The reasoning behind the decision seems to be a drop in ad revenue from the podcasts “Invisibilia,” “Louder Than a Riot,” “Everyone and Their Mom,” and “Rough Translation.” 

Iraq War 20 Years On Collective Western Amnesia Over Anglo-American Crime of Century MikeRivero Sat, 03/25/2023 - 09:25

The morally bankrupt Western media lied to start the Iraq War as they did dutifully about starting other wars for their imperial masters. Twenty years after, the Western media are at it again.

Combating Skepticism: Federal Grant Funds New Effort to Combat Misinformation MikeRivero Sat, 03/25/2023 - 09:09

We have been discussing a comprehensive effort by the Biden Administration to blacklist or censor citizens accused of “disinformation” or “misinformation.” This effort includes dozens of FBI agents and other agency employees who worked with social media companies to bar or suspend accounts.  It also included grants to acade

Think Of The Zoomers! Democrat Activists Worry TikTok Ban Would Be 'Slap In The Face' To Young Voters MikeRivero Sat, 03/25/2023 - 09:02

"I’m not defending TikTok as a company, I’m defending my entire generation," said 19-year-old Harvard freshman, Aidan Kohn-Murphy, who founded a group in 2020 called TikTok for Biden (now called Gen Z for Change, having been formally incorporated as a political nonprofit).

"If they went ahead with banning TikTok, it would feel like a slap in the face to a lot of young Americans," he added. "Democrats don’t understand the political consequences this would have."


In the United States, the media is often called “Fourth Estate” or the fourth branch of government. It has a profound impact on politics and society. For a long time, the U.S. mainstream media products information that serves only to feed their own interests and intentionally spread false information with the purpose of transferring crisis to other countries, shirking their international obligations. In domestic affairs, the US media obscures major conflicts and shifts the public’s attention away from domestic issues by false reporting.

Emails Shows VP Bidens Office Colluding With Bloomberg Reporter to Bury Damning Hunter Biden Story MikeRivero Fri, 03/24/2023 - 11:15

Emails published earlier this week show the office of then-Vice President Joe Biden colluding with a Bloomberg News reporter to bury a damaging story about Hunter Biden.

The emails – obtained by America First Legal (AFL) through its ongoing lawsuit against the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) – show the President of Hunter’s firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, Eric Schwerin, checking in with the Vice President’s media team about potential follow up stories to a New York Times article in 2015.


The Censorship-Industrial Complex represents the greatest threat to free speech online in living memory, and Craig Newmark is bankrolling it.

Dont Let the Media Cheerlead Us Into More Wars Like It Did in Iraq MikeRivero Fri, 03/24/2023 - 09:14

Twenty years ago on this coming weekend, I was in Mongolia as the Deputy US Ambassador. After writing a Dissent Cable in early March 2003 on the pending US war on Iraq to my boss Secretary of State Colin Powell, I made the decision to resign from the US government as it was poised to invade, occupy and destroy the sovereign state of Iraq.